Sights: Fixed Tritium Night Sights
Frame: Aluminum, Black Duty Finish
Slide: Aluminum, Black Duty Finish
Grips: Slim-Line G10
Trigger Pull: 4 lbs.
Safety: Manual Thumb and Grip
Weight: 1.56 lbs.
Enter the ECO – a single-stack Officer-size 1911 that weighs in at only 25 oz. For years, the Officer model has been criticized for reliability. We have conquered that by using the latest technology and doing what others say can’t be done. The recoil system is quite unique for this style 1911 as we use a solid one-piece guide rod and a flat recoil spring that is rated for 15,000 rounds in .45 ACP. 15,000 rounds! Not 500 like most 1911 dual recoil systems are rated for. That is longevity unheard of in a production 1911. It also gives the benefit of a smooth slide for easier operation and less felt recoil.
The lightweight 3.5-inch slide is topped with tritium night sights with our tactical rear, which allows for easy one-hand racking. The ECO barrel is a flush-cut, ramped bull barrel with a target crown rather than the traditional barrel bushing setup, allowing it to be more compact and easier to disassemble.
Trigger pull is short and crisp at 4 lbs., just like all our 1911s. It breaks cleanly, enabling the accuracy people have come to expect from a Dan Wesson. The frame is anodized aluminum and features an undercut trigger guard and 25 LPI checkering. The mainspring housing is also aluminum with 25 LPI checkering and a rounded bottom corner for concealability and shooting comfort. The Ed Brown high ride grip safety and our new slim-line G10 grips really plant the pistol in your hand, allowing for faster follow-up shots and better recoil control. Just like the Guardian, the ECO’s slide and small parts receive the Duty finish and it’s available in both 9mm and .45 ACP.